- [Instructor] I want to say a few words that will help you understand the approach I'm taking. This course is for intermediate and advanced InDesign users. In order to move at a good pace, I have to assume you're comfortable with the basics of InDesign. There are many introductory courses, like David Blatner's InDesign Essential Training here in the training library that you can watch before, or if you're up for a challenge, in tandem with this course. There are many steps involved in the design of this, or any book. I've addressed these steps as and when they come up to create the book in a logical and sequential way. This means that I'll move back and forth between advanced techniques and easier techniques. Some early steps will require advanced techniques, and some later steps will require more basic techniques. If you get lost at any point, remember that the pause button is your friend, and if you're following along with the files, that each step begins with a new file with everything complete up to that point. Dividing the book design process into bite-sized chunks might give a false impression of book design being an entirely linear process. In reality, one is simultaneously looking back and sometimes fixing earlier steps while moving forward with the next. I've tried to be as methodical and transparent as possible so that any problems or oversights can be fixed nonintrusively. The order in which we do things is important. We'll start with the global formatting, taking advantage wherever we can of automation techniques. Step by step, we'll drill down to the local formatting until by the later finessing stages, we're focusing on a granular level of detail. But keep in mind that there's no point in concentrating on the fine details until the big picture is addressed.
- Setting up an InDesign workspace
- Adjusting the page size and margins
- Placing text
- Applying text styles
- Automating formatting
- Adding footnotes and headers
- Placing images
- Fixing text details
- Creating the front matter
- Creating the cover
- Exporting the final book
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CC: Designing a Magazine Layoutwith Nigel French1h 51m Intermediate
EPUB Accessibility Using InDesignwith Laura Brady2h 41m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Document Setup and Strategy
3. Placing Text
4. Styling the Text
5. Working with Images
6. Finessing Text Composition
7. Creating the Front Matter
8. Creating the Cover
9. Preparing for Print
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